Singing the Lesbian Blues in 1920s Harlem

Ben Mark’s of Collectors Weekly says: Our own Lisa Hix has written a terrific article about how Bessie Smith and other blues divas of the 1920s led not-entirely secret double lives as lesbians, occasionally taunting their audiences with revealing lyrics. For example, in the 1928 song “Prove It on Me,” Gertrude “Ma” Rainey—known as “The… READ THE REST

Why is there no mention of Lucille Bogan in this article? She is the first person who comes to mind when I read the article’s name.

That does seem like an oversight given her background:

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